Georgetown Village Condominium, is nestled peacefully in the heart of North Bethesda (or south Rockville) on Commonwealth Drive. The sprawling garden style development sits back about 3 blocks from both Rockville Pike and Old Georgetown Road.
Georgetown Village Condo (GVC) has privacy from Rockville Pike, yet a 5 minute walk has you at Whole Foods, restaurants, fitness clubs, and more. Though Old Georgetown Village Condos are both visible and immediately next door, they are different condos. A major difference is Georgetown Village Condos have stairs, and no elevators.
Featuring everything from 1 bedroom unit to 3 bedroom units spread out over 9 garden style buildings. Each building does have a backup power generator for common area lights. (A sister company of mine installed all of the systems here.) The condo units range from 845 sq. feet to 1,473 square feet. The majority are 2 bedroom/2 bathroom condos in the 1,206 sq.’ to 1,267 sq.’ range.
Georgetown Village provides quick walking or driving access to Whole Foods and dozens of restaurants, all easily walkable within 2-4 blocks. And My Organic Market, Trader Joes and Giant are all within about a third of a mile. And the new Pike & Rose development, featuring iPics movie theater, the new Canopy by Hilton Hotel, and a handful of restaurants and other shopping, is only a 10-15 minute walk away via Executive Boulevard to Old Georgetown Road.
Georgetown Village condominium amenities recap
Gate entry (but not a security guard manned like the Wisconsin)
Spacious grounds to walk safely
Tons of open outdoor parking (not assigned but plenty to go around)
Outdoor basketball court
2 Tennis Courts
3-4 blocks from White Flint METRO, Whole Foods, restaurants, and more
Georgetown Village Condo was built in 1981 but converted to condos in March of 1985
Features 304 condo units from 1-bedroom units to 3-bedroom with 2-bathroom units
Condo sizes range from 845 square feet to 1,473 square feet
Units have balconies or patios (ground level units)
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the condo fees?
Georgetown Village Condos have good amenities. Combined with spacious grounds — the outdoor pool, basketball court, two tennis courts, and the kids play area make it a real self-contained complex.
Condo fees range from about $300 a month for the smallest condo to $425 a month for a 3-bedroom condo. There are more condo units in the 1,206 – 1,267 sq.’ range, for an average condo fee of about $350 a month.
The condo fees include all of the amenities (fitness room, pool, tennis court, grounds maintenance, meeting room, and water), plus the overall maintenance of the condo building exterior and the Master Insurance Policy.
Most condo buildings are different than single family homes or townhomes. You don’t have the repair or replacement costs of roofs, siding, landscaping, and so on. So your “homeowner’s insurance” policy will also cost you less (it’s an HO6 policy). It’s not unusual at first glance to think condo fees are high. Some certainly are for the condition of the building. Yet, most are reasonable if all the maintenance on a single family home over 10 years is added up, plus pool and gym memberships and saved time. With most buildings, with these things considered, the fees are actually reasonable.
I’ve personally worked with the development manager, and the entire staff were excellent in working together.
Are utilities included in the condo fees?
SOME— Owners are responsible for electric. Water is included at Georgetown Village. You can certainly expect somewhat lower electric bills than you would for a single family home, but not as much lower per square foot as a newer, high rise condo.
How much do the condo fees go up annually?
Condo fees at Georgetown Village have gone up around 2.2% as an average since 1999. As with financial market disclaimers, past average increases do not mean future increases will be the same. This 20-year time frame provides a good very good estimate of expected future costs for your budgeting purposes.
What are the assigned Schools?
Georgetown Village Condos feeds into one of the most popular Montgomery County School districts:
– Garrett Park Elementary School – Tilden Middle School – Walter Johnson High School
While it’s rare that your assigned schools change, if you’re making an investment in a condo (or home) based all or in large part because of the assigned schools, I’d always recommend confirming with Montgomery County Public Schools. A change in assigned schools could certainly change your living situation, and affect your investment. For example, it appears Tilden Middle School is going to be converted back into a high school. We can help you with this information. Just let us know your situation, and we can help.
Are pets allowed?
YES – Two pets are allowed per condo. So this could be two dogs. The dog weight limit is 20lbs. There are residents with rabbits, birds, and small reptiles in aquariums. Note: There are two veterinarians and a pet hospital within a quarter of a mile walk around the corner on Nebel Street.
Is there Garage Parking?
YES — The parking at GVC is outdoor parking in the lot. This is a massive parking lot with plenty of space. It is first come first serve for spots, but there’s never an issue with parking spaces.
As a Choice Real Estate client, we will definitely verify if the condo you’re interested in has a garage space, and if not, if its possible to secure one. Or in the case of a 2nd space, make arrangements to rent one.
GUEST PARKING tip:Guests can park without any issues in the day time, but if you’re staying over night, you’ll want to notify the management office. If you’re having many guests, and all the guest parking spaces are full, there metered spots around the corner all along Executive Boulevard. Also, as of January 2018, there’s a large parking lot about 3 blocks away that is free on the weekends.
Washer and Dryers in the unit?
YES – Every condo at GVC has it’s own washer and dryer in the unit.
What’s involved in renovating a condo unit?
Renovations are permitted to the condo unit, but must meet the condo association guidelines. This is common for all condos. Changes to kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities, tile, etc. are much simpler to undergo with approvals. Work that could alter the structural integrity of the building must have plan approval first. All work must be done during the weekdays during normal business hours. This is for the benefit of all residents to keep contractor traffic and noise down.
Is there a fitness room?
YES – There is a fitness room. There are also multiple fitness clubs within a 1/4 mile walk — including some small, private workout clubs along Nebel Street (about a 1/2 mile away).
Is there a tennis court?
YES – Georgetown Village Condos has two tennis courts and a basketball court. There’s also a small play ground next to the basketball court, and several playgrounds are available just around the corner on Old Georgetown Road and Tuckerman Lane.
Is there a pool?
YES – There is an outdoor seasonal pool open from Memorial Day thru Labor Day.
Is grilling allowed?
YES – Grilling is allowed using only the common area grills. No condos allow grills on balconies for safety reasons.
Is this a secured building?
YES – Guests must ring the condo resident they are visiting. Residents have a door key for each building, and alternately a code they can enter to open the door. There is no front desk or concierge manager to monitor incoming people.
Is Extra Storage available?
YES – Extra storage is available and comes with some units. Also, multiple storage facilities are located within a quarter mile away.
Is there a Party Room?
YES – There is a community room for condo residents. It’s not as modern as the newer condos in the area such as 930 Rose Condos, The Sterling at White Flint METRO Condos, and The Gallery at White Flint Condos.
Who are the internet and cable providers?
Old Georgetown Village condos are pre-wired for both Verizon FIOS and Comcast. Direct TV is also available.
Is there a Move-In-Fee?
YES – The current move-in-fee for GVC is $200. Unlike many condos, this fee is refundable if your movers don’t damage anything in the condo hallways during the move.
What’s the closest METRO and how far away?
White Flint METRO is the closest metro to Old Georgetown Village Condominium. It’s about 3-4 blocks away. The distance depends on where your building is located. If it’s closer to Nicholson Lane, then your walk will be a little shorter than if you’re building is closer to Edson Lane.